Public Forums Scheduled to Discuss Proposed CIT Policies

New Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) policies developed for the Cleveland Division of Police were released on November 28 for public comment and feedback. Mayor Frank G. Jackson, Chief of Police Calvin D. Williams and William M. Denihan, Chair of the Mental Health Response Advisory Committee, welcome and encourage the public to participate in the feedback process.

Police Chief Williams speaking with the public during a community meeting

Police Chief Williams speaking with the public during a community meeting

You can view the proposed policies and provide feedback online by visiting:

In addition, two public forums have been scheduled to discuss the proposed policies. Both meetings will be held on Tuesday, December 13, 2016, at separate locations and times:

  • 1:00 p.m., Murtis Taylor Human Services System, 13422 Kinsman Road, Cleveland, Ohio 44120.
  • 6:00 p.m., Urban Community School, 4909 Lorain Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio 44102.

Click here to download the Public Forum flyer

Click here to RSVP in advance.

The following organizations played a role in crafting the new policies: the Cleveland Division of Police, the Consent Decree Monitoring Team, the Department of Justice, the Mental Health Response Advisory Committee of the Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services (ADAMHS) Board of Cuyahoga County, and the United States Attorney’s Office.

Read the following press release from the City of Cleveland and the Cleveland Division of police to find out more. (or click here for a PDF version of the release).